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Gnome isn't working

asked 2012-12-01 06:51:34 +0000

MegaSunJ gravatar image

updated 2012-12-01 13:26:23 +0000

hhlp gravatar image

Hi! I'm new to linux and am sort of having problem starting gnome in fedora 17(using in laptop 4.5 years old).I do have

1)gnome-tweak-tools,

2)gnome-shell-extension-common,and

3)gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu

already installed but i don't see anything named as "gnome" in the application menu.I tried starting from terminal typing "gnome-tweak-tools" but i receive this reply from terminal--->"bash: gnome-tweak-tools: command not found ".Is anything i should be doing ? Please help me with this.

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answered 2012-12-02 18:31:12 +0000

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Gnome-tweak-tools is, confusingly, not called "Gnome Tweak Tools" in the application menu, it is called "Advanced Settings". It will appear if you search for "tweak" in the activity menu, but the icon (with the confusing name) is there regardless.

If you want to figure this sort of thing out the pro way, try this in a terminal:

$ rpm -ql gnome-tweak-tool | grep \.desktop$
/usr/share/applications/gnome-tweak-tool.desktop
$ grep Name= /usr/share/applications/gnome-tweak-tool.desktop
Name=Advanced Settings

What I did was query the package for files with a ".desktop" extension. "rpm -ql <package>" lists all the files installed by <package>. Grep searches the output of the command for text. "." means search for a literal dot, and "$" means the end of the line. The ".desktop" files are Gnome's application icon and menu data, they're plain text, so you can read them. Then I searched for "Name=" in the file, which shows me what the application is named.

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answered 2012-12-01 11:34:14 +0000

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updated 2012-12-01 11:35:22 +0000

are you making a mistake run in terminal, -> gnome-tweak-tool or ALT+F2 and type gnome-tweak-tool or activities -> search gnome-tweak-tool you can activate there your gnome-shell extension...

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In the Gnome Shell menu, if you type "tweak", the application should appear. Confusingly, it is not named "Gnome Tweak Tools," it is named "Advanced Settings."

sten ( 2012-12-02 18:22:35 +0000 )edit

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